Advertisements
//
archives

Primary/Caucus

This category contains 15 posts

This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a Report from the Washington State Caucuses

However annoying it gets, however inevitably disorganized and ad hoc, the same thought always runs through my head when I’m at one: This is what democracy looks like. Continue reading

Advertisements

Planting Seeds in Common Ground, or Why Don’t These A-holes Agree With Me?

If you actually want to change someone’s mind, and not just fight them, you have to establish some common ground. Then you can plant a seed. And if you’re lucky, it’ll grow. Continue reading

About This Whole Hillary/Bernie Thing

While I think Bernie should keep running at least until the convention, because what he’s saying and doing is so important, I think it’s best to take a realistic view of things. Clinton will most likely be the Democratic nominee, and the general election is going to be brutal whether she faces Trump, Cruz, or some magical conservative unicorn nominated by fiat in the rubble of a contested Republican convention. Continue reading

Trump Trolled

I know a lot has happened in the days since the confrontation in Chicago between protesters and supporters at the cancelled Trump rally. But I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and come to a conclusion that, while I’ve seen it hinted at here and there, I haven’t seen anyone explicitly say. The whole thing … Continue reading

A Pragmatic Idealist’s Guide to Caucus/Primary Season

Call me liberal, progressive, whatever you like. Parse it how you will, I occupy somewhere most of the way to the leftwards end of the political spectrum. If I had to self-label, I’d probably call myself a Social Democrat. My ideal economic arrangement would be using the productive capabilities of capitalism to achieve socialist-style ends … Continue reading

Advertisements

Enter your email address here and WordPress will let you know when a new post goes up.

Join 2,579 other followers

Advertisements